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Broad-winged Hawk

Buteo platypterus

Photo:Mont St-Hilaire Nature Center
Broad-winged Hawk. Photo:Mont St-Hilaire Nature Center

This high-soaring hawk can be found in much of southern Canada, and a rare, dark-coloured variety also breeds in western Canada. Broad-winged hawks perch on low branches to watch for their prey, which are usually unlucky rodents, snakes, frogs and insects.

Map of Broad-winged Hawk in Canada
Distribution of Broad-winged Hawk in Canada

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